Updated: Apr 15
What is it between contrasts and harmony?
Independence Day is upon us. I live in a young country, only 73 years old. When you look at what achievements we have reached in this short time the heart explodes with pride. My country is a country of contrasts, a lot of good, but also few things in need of improvement. I have chosen to see the good, even in challenging situations, like last year, especially for business women. Even in the contrasts that are part of our lives in all areas, I believe, one can find good things as well. What symbolizes this better than the colors of the Israeli flag, blue and white, seemingly contrasting colors, but it is ours and when we look at them with excitement, we see such harmony!
The harmony of color combinations
I really like colors, and in my bags, I actually like matching colors or different textures of leather with a close tint. I rarely design in contrasting colors. But there are some designs, where I actually went wild and went for contrasts. For example, peach pink and dark gray, peach pink and burgundy, peach pink and a light pink texture (crazy on peach pink, what can I say) blue and green - a combination I have loved for many years, and how is it possible without the classic combination, black and white. But, like I said I love close shades, my inspiration is from everything around me, nature - I must say that the amazing color combinations in nature, are the basis for everything right and beautiful, street fashion and fashion shows as well; but I do not feel committed to trends, many times the materials, colors and texture are the ones that appeal to me, and they fit into all sorts of ideas that run through my head.
How to get the most out of contrasts?
How can one see the good even in challenging situations? For example, my immediate family lives abroad, each child in a different country. I could concentrate on the hardship, instead, I chose to admit that we live in an age where video calling is available to everyone, usually at no cost and can be done every day too! So, you can catch up on each other's lives, laugh together, and hopefully we will soon meet, even if not all of us, and that's fine too!
Recently, we had the opportunity to travel, in our own country (at this point), we saw amazing views, learned about history, nature and archeology. We came back very tired, but had so much fun!
So, our life is how we choose to experience it, because good and less good things will happen to us all the time, the difference will be, how we choose to react. If you want to treat yourself with a new bag, either with contrasting colors, blending colors, or in one color, feel free to wander the store!
My Friend the Jeweler wrote also about what this independence day means to us as independent business women and about the digital friendship between us two and the talented painter Aliza Gutman
. Read all about it in her blog Irit Digmi